A 1954 episode of Milton Berle's "The Buick-Berle Show", a variety series. In this episode, we have a sketche mocking canned laughter, Milton meeting a wacky teenager, a interestingly dated dancing sequence, scenes with Milton pretending to break his leg, and a special name-dropping opening song about television. Picture quality is bad. Obviously Buick's attempt at aiming at a well-endowed television audience. The series aired on NBC and was live, something mentioned in the show itself.
September 10, 2012 Subject:
Episode 7.1 (The Milton Berle Show).
Season 7, episode 1.
Original air date:21 September 1954.
In this Seventh season premiere, Berle`s guests include Mickey Rooney, Connie Russell, columnist and quiz show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen, television critic Jack O`Brien and with Joey Foreman and Nancy Walker.
Cast: Milton Berle (Host/ Performer), Danny Alguirre (The Firehouse Five Plus Two), Firehouse Five Plus Two, Joey Forman (Hospital Patient), Milton Frome (Doctor), Ruth Gilbert (Max), Harper Goff (The Firehouse Five Plus Two). Dorothy Kilgallen, Ward Kimball (The Firehouse Five Plus Two), Jack Lescoulie, Monte Mountjoy (The Firehouse Five Plus Two), Jimmy Nelson (Texaco Pitchman), Jack O`Brien, Erdman Penner, (The Firehouse Five Plus Two), George Probert (The Firehouse Five Plus Two), Mickey Rooney, Allen Roth (Orchestra Leader), Connie Russell, Arnold Stang (Francis), Frank Thomas (The Firehouse Five Plus Two) and Nancy Walker.
The highlight of the episode is the sketch mocking canned laughter, it's hilarious, funny and fun. It's also interesting to see "what's my line-ing" used as a verb in another segment. I uploaded this and to be honest, my source for the upload in itself had bad picture quality.